Lincoln College of Technology, Haas Partner to Train Future CNC Machinists in Texas
WEST ORANGE, N.J., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Lincoln Educational Services Corporation (NASDAQ: LINC), a national leader in specialized technical training and a driving force in helping students turn their passion into professional success, has announced its Grand Prairie, TX campus of Lincoln College of Technology will partner with Haas Automation to train students for CNC Machining careers using Haas equipment.
“Haas is a leading global provider of CNC machines and tools for more than 30 years,” says Grand Prairie Executive Director Paul McGuirk. “This agreement between Haas and Lincoln will give us the opportunity to train our students on industry-leading equipment that Haas will provide through a customized purchase agreement–including entrustment of two major units, the Haas VF-2SS and the Haas ST-10. The opportunity for hands-on experience using the machines will be invaluable to our students and graduates.”
Lincoln will become one of the first proprietary school networks to launch a program offering training for CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) Machining careers. The CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology program will train students in manufacturing fundamentals such as milling and lathing, and advanced concepts including 5-axis machining technology and simulated workplace exercises.
Lincoln’s Grand Prairie campus will be equipped with four TM-1P Toolroom Mills and four TL-1 Toolroom Lathes, a VF-2SS featuring a Trunnion and 5-axis mill, and an ST-10 featuring a live tooling lathe. This high-tech, computer-based Haas machinery showcases the future of the American manufacturing industry, according to Lincoln CEO Shaun McAlmont.
“When you step into a modern CNC facility–the kind of facility that Haas outfits–you’ll be surprised to find it’s a clean, comfortable, safe working environment,” McAlmont says. “These aren’t the perceived ‘factory’ jobs of a generation or two ago. Industry leaders like Haas are driving a revolution in the manufacturing industry, and Lincoln is pleased to be able train our students on their equipment.”
Lincoln continues to seek out and establish new partnerships and programs around the country to bridge the skills gap between the abilities of the workforce and the needs of employers. The 152,000+ square foot Grand Prairie campus will offer certificate and diploma programs in CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology, in addition to its current programs in Automotive, Diesel and Truck Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, and Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Heating (HVAC) Technology.
About Lincoln Educational Services Corporation
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading provider of diversified career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five principal areas of study: automotive technology, health sciences, skilled trades, business and information technology and hospitality services. Lincoln has provided the workforce with skilled technicians since its inception in 1946.
Lincoln currently operates 38 campuses and five training sites in 15 states under five brands: Lincoln Technical Institute, Lincoln College of Technology, Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences, Lincoln College of New England, and Florida Medical Training Institute.
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